Are Your Files Safe? Reflections from Ringette Canada on a Ransomware Attack

I wear many hats as the head of a small, not-for-profit sport organization. Depending on the day, I can be expected to serve as problem-solver, counsellor, HR practitioner, lawyer, policy maker, spokesperson, or fundraiser. Reluctantly, I’ve added one more to the list: IT security specialist. Until recently, I hadn’t paid much attention to the growing threat from criminals prowling cyberspace...Read more

Authentic Leadership – Tips for Becoming the Leader You Want to Be

Becoming a leader that others look up to is a goal worth pursuing . Authentic leadership is a form of leadership that transforms people, organizations, communities, and the world. Think about the great leaders you admire most. Chances are, these leaders maintain key positions within organizations because they are trusted, respected, and admired. They communicate clearly and authentically, relying...Read more

Supporting the Remote Worker – What Leaders Need to Know

Telecommuting or remote work is steadily on the rise with its low cost, flexibility, and appeal to work-life balance. While in the past, working from home was seen as a special request, granted only for particular circumstances, in today’s world, many employees now see remote work as a perk and sometimes even an expectation when hunting for a new job. “[A] study by Stanford Economics Professor...Read more

Inspiring Creativity in the Workplace

In most workplace settings the onus of coming up with creative solutions to problems is generally on the shoulders of designated leaders. It’s an essential part of their job and many of them are in leadership positions because of their ability to problem solve. Now imagine what would happen if an organization took the opportunity to broaden their reach and tapped into the backgrounds, experiences...Read more


SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming. This week we are sharing highlights of a recent article explores the REGULATIONS AND STRATEGIES USED IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ATHLETE RETENTION. Understanding Talent Retention within a Sport System . Edwards, Jonathon. (2016). Journal of Applied Sport...Read more